Ben McGrath

Ben McGrath is on the staff of The New Yorker.

Feb. 27 2003 3:09 PMIt's a Hip, Hip, Hip WorldBut a new handbook to social savvy can't escape its square future.
Sports Nut
Feb. 14 2002 5:35 PMDon't Believe in MiraclesTeam USA will win hockey gold without one.
Sports Nut
Oct. 12 2001 3:00 AMGive the Devils Their DueHow New Jersey can save the NHL.
Sports Nut
Aug. 30 2001 3:00 AMJapanese ZeroThe statistical case against Ichiro.
Sports Nut
Nov. 19 2002 5:29 PMBaseball's Back-Seat CommissionerFay Vincent likes to grumble about Bud Selig. But could he have done any better?
Sports Nut
Jan. 10 2002 5:06 PMDamn the TorpedoThe NHL needs an innovative offensive scheme. But not this one.
Sports Nut
Oct. 4 2001 11:30 PMThere Ain't No Such Thing as a Clutch HitterBut if there was, Barry Bonds would be a good one.



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.